Yara increase ammonium nitrate capacity in Sweden

Yara to increase ammonium nitrate capacity in Sweden

7:27 AM, 6th December 2014
Yara to increase ammonium nitrate capacity in Sweden

OSLO, NORWAY: The Board of Yara International ASA has approved an investment of SEK 1,747 million ($220 million) to sustain and increase technical ammonium nitrate capacity in the Koping site in Sweden. The investment includes the construction of a new nitric acid plant replacing an existing plant which is approaching the end of its operating life. The total ammonium nitrate capacity after the upgrade will reach about 450 kilo tonne per annum.

The new plant will be based on state-of-the-art technology, improving energy efficiency and further reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the Koping plant. Construction will start in 2015, with completion expected in second half 2017.

“With this investment, Yara further strengthens its position as the largest independent supplier of high quality ammonium nitrate globally. After the expansion, Koping will be well positioned to efficiently supply growing demand in Nordic markets as well as continuing to supply global markets,” said Torgeir Kvidal, President and Chief Executive Officer, Yara International ASA.

 

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